Obamacare, a 100% Success for Insurers

August 23, 2015 Dr. Tar 1

There is a provision in Obamacare, “Transitional Reinsurance Program,” that collects a tax (a “reinsurance fund” fee) from everyone who purchased health insurance last year, then it’s suppose to reimburse insurers for 80% of the cost of the largest claims.    Only they collected more [Read More]

“Can We Keep It?”

August 23, 2015 Dr. Tar 22

A British family found something unusual washed up on a Welsh beach.     They thought it was a “beach buoy” and pose for all kinds of pictures with the artifact. 

Jerusalem, If I Forget You

August 23, 2015 Dr. Tar 11

The boycott, divestment and sanctions crowd (BDS) thought they had scored a symbolic victory when the Spanish music festival, Rototom Sunsplash, canceled Jewish reggae performer Matisyahu’s act. The concert promoters backtracked last week and Matisyahu went on stage to be greeted by pro Palestinian supporters waving [Read More]

They All Look The Same To Some Hunters

August 22, 2015 Dr. Tar 12

Conservationist in New Zealand had to call off a cull of an aggressive species of bird that was meant to protect an endangered bird (that is down to fewer than 300). Takahe                                     Pukeko The takahe is flightless and therefore easy pickings. The pukeko can fly and [Read More]

Bugs Ready to Feast On Burners

August 20, 2015 Dr. Tar 12

The earlier scouting reports being posted weeks ahead of the annual Burning Man event in the Nevada desert warn of large aggressive biting insects infesting the site.    

DOJ Declares There Is A Right to Sleep in the Streets

August 19, 2015 Dr. Tar 13

Claiming an 8th amendment right to sleep in public, because banning camping out in public space is “cruel and unusual punishment”, the Department of Justice has submitted a “Letter of Interest” in a case brought against Boise, Idaho for their sit/lie ordinance.    

Their Hate Won’t Stop the Cakes

August 19, 2015 Dr. Tar 11

The owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, who were fined $135,000 and had to close their storefront business because they wouldn’t do a gay wedding cake, are sending cakes to a number of high profile LGBTQ groups on the West Coast.

Time’s Up Numb Nuts

August 19, 2015 Dr. Tar 19

The hackers who broke into Ashley Madison have dumped 9.7 gigabytes of data on the internet. There is information on 32 million of the 40 million subscribers to the infidelity website.

California “Greening” A Taxpayer Swindle

August 18, 2015 Dr. Tar 6

The AP has a report on California’s 2012 Green Energy Jobs Act that found the law seriously underperformed on its promises.    The legislation was chocked full of ill-defined focus group tested terms like “schools, clean energy jobs and energy-efficiency” and ended up doing little on [Read More]

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